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02.22.2021 (14 Days Ago)

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The Musical Tunes of Our Memories
The Musical Tunes of Our Memories
14 days ago 10 comments Categories: Music Tags:

This blog was inspired by a comment I wrote on Corey’s blog from last week.

 

I find it interesting how music can influence our memories. The early years after my divorce were, in my memory, a particularly dark and challenging time in my life. My youngest daughter was not even a year old when her father and I divorced. Yet I was thrust into the position of being a single parent and going back into the working world at the same time. Finances were a daily ongoing concern at the time. As I said, I look back at it as an exceedingly bleak and difficult time.


 

At the time of my divorce, my children and I moved out of our home to a new town. As I was unpacked in our new home, I remember finding an old college “mix tape.” I do recall playing my college mix tape often in those years, often dancing with my daughters as the music played.

 

 

Recently, I was playing “House on Pooh Corner” on Alexa. My daughter smiled and remarked that when she hears the “Winnie the Pooh song,” and several others, she thinks back to my college mix tape. She went on to talk about how much fun we used to have dancing in the house together while the music played.

 

 

 

I was shocked that my daughter even remembered my college tape. But I was even more astounded that she had such strong happy memories about it. I remember that time in our lives as such a dark time. But in looking at that time through her lenses and through the music, I can now also smile. And I can remember that time a bit more like she does, filled with music and dancing.

 

 

Do you have memories that music colors?

 

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 14 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    This is the song: https://youtu.be/8xUz5z14qUA & live from 2012: https://youtu.be/nqayWZN0zLA

    But why not an entire show:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQDdpaLKMd4 (from 45 years ago)
     
       
     
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  •  RayW wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Music is life and listening to music often take me down memory lane!
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Return to Pooh Corner was my “go-to” bedtime cuddle for years for Allie!! Along with Natalie Merchant Tigerlily. She still plays them all the time. They are so comforting and sweet. We also had mix tapes that the girls and I would play whenever we were in the car, and hearing any of those songs brings back amazing memories. And now my music with Paul makes us think of the beginning of our relationship. Love it... music is so great.
     
       
     
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  •  Fred wrote 14 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Listening to ELO just now
     
       
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 13 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Putting aside the music memories (which I completely relate to), I knew you back then and was a witness to the wonderful mother that you were then and since then to all of your children. It doesn't surprise me at all that your children have happy memories from that time in your life.
     
       
     
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